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Oct 12, 2018

Daily Desher Katha resumes publication after High Court order
By Suhrid Sankar ChattopadhyayIn a major victory for Daily Desher Katha, the newspaper run by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tripura, the T

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 10, 2018

Firing backlash
The death of two youths during an agitation by students in a high school in Uttar Dinajpur district has resulted in a massive political uproar in West Bengal.

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Oct 10, 2018

Decline of an observatory
An observatory in Muzaffarpur, which had "excellent astronomical equipment", has been allowed to go to rack and ruin and sink into oblivion.

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Oct 09, 2018

Distrust in the Valley
Political workers are refusing to canvass in Kashmir for the local body elections amid militant threats and a growing lack of faith in democracy among residents.

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Oct 09, 2018

Encounter epidemic
The process of investigation into crime and prosecution of criminals needs to be protected from interference by politicians, and international protocols should be followed to make sure fake encounters do not take place.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 09, 2018

Census opportunity
The proposed inclusion and categorisation of data pertaining to the socially and educationally backward classes in Census 2021 will fulfil a long-delayed need even as it upholds the constitutional mandate of social equality and social justice.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 09, 2018

Drug addiction: A different approach
A recent study draws attention to the need to decriminalise addiction and shows how a high rate of conviction under the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has not led to any long-term solution.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 09, 2018

Change of guard in the Congress
The unceremonious removal of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and the installation of former Trinamool

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Oct 09, 2018

Awards for Frontline journalist
Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed of Frontline in Bengaluru recently won two awards. The Laadli Media & Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity 2017 in the "In

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 09, 2018

Now fly direct to Gangtok
On September 24, the tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim got its long-awaited airport. Situated at a height of 4,500 feet (1,350 metres) at Pakyong, around

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 09, 2018

Road to ruin
The government's late reaction to the IL&FS crisis is likely to achieve little, but the larger question is whether the company deserves to be saved.

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Sep 26, 2018

Implant anguish
Persistent efforts by affected patients and a new government report expose the huge trauma and loss caused to thousands in India by a faulty Johnson & Johnson hip replacement device.

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Sep 26, 2018

History of betrayals
The National Security Adviser's rants against Jammu and Kashmir's Constitution stem from not only ignorance of history but also the fascist mindset of the RSS and the BJP.

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Sep 26, 2018

‘Economists should also engage with popular movements and people at large'
Interview with Jean Dreze, economist.

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Sep 26, 2018

Bishop in the dock
An unprecedented protest by a group of nuns in Kerala leads to the arrest of a bishop on the charge of raping a nun.

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Sep 26, 2018

Limits of credibility
The government faces questions on its claims of ignorance about the working details of the Rafale deal and the bypassing of due process in finalising it.

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Sep 25, 2018

Firm resolve to support their cause
MAHESH ZAGADE was Commissioner of the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2011 to 2015. It was on his watch that the controversy over

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Sep 25, 2018

Long trek to justice
The Supreme Court judgment ordering a compensation of Rs. 50 lakh to former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan who was wrongfully accused of espionage will have a far-reaching impact on all cases of wrongful arrest and confinement where the victims seek compensation and action against erring officers.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 25, 2018

Cinderellas of growth
Economic growth did not result in higher wages for the Indian workforce even in the organised sector, and wage disparities widened as employers moved to the contractual employment pattern.

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Sep 25, 2018

Denying their due
Accredited health activists and anganwadi workers are not given their rightful place and due. The NDA government's announcement hiking their honoraria is seen as an election sop at best.

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Sep 25, 2018

Thirty-seven days to freedom
A true story of heroism by the crew of the MV Safeer when they braved the severest adversity and managed to sail out of war-torn Kuwait in September 1990 with 722 Indian expatriates, including 265 women and children, and bring them safely to Dubai, in one of the biggest sea evacuations of people in a cargo vessel designed to carry only 40 persons. This humanitarian mission, carried out free of cost, is a shining example of the resounding success achieved by the collective efforts of Indians from all walks of life.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 25, 2018

Saviour detained
AFTER the Safeer completed the rescue mission on September 7, 1990, it sailed for Bedi Bunder in Gujarat. There the ship was given detention orders a

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Sep 25, 2018

Acknowledgement
WE wish to thank and acknowledge the efforts of all the parties who were responsible for making this mission successful. Our thanks to K.P. Fabian an

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Sep 12, 2018

Politics of history
The Sangh Parivar is at war with India's history, which is in no small measure aided by the British rulers' interpretations and interventions. The Somnath temple and Babri Masjid controversies are cases in point.

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Sep 12, 2018

Flyover collapse and many questions
The collapse of the Majerhat bridge, one of the busiest flyovers of Kolkata, has once again exposed gross negligence on the part of the Trinamool Con

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Sep 12, 2018

Dams in distress
Amid accusations that the Kerala floods were a man-made disaster, it is important to take a close look at the structural limitations of the State's river basins and other issues such as topography, water and power needs, and extreme event predictions.

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Sep 12, 2018

Road and ruin
A greenfield expressway corridor passing through five northern districts of Tamil Nadu threatens to affect 159 villages, dispossessing farmers of their fertile land and leaving them with no means of earning a livelihood.

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Sep 11, 2018

Migrants and beyond
Against Assam's chequered history of illegal immigrants, the recent campaigns against the updating of the National Register of Citizens are seen as attempts to communalise the exercise and overlook the historical loss of political and economic space suffered by its indigenous people.

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Sep 11, 2018

Drafted in a vacuum
There are serious concerns over the efficacy of the Anti-Trafficking Bill, which neither addresses the root causes of trafficking nor provides for protection and rehabilitation of victims.

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Sep 11, 2018

Cloud over compensation
Confusion prevails over fixing compensation for acquisition of land for development, leaving scores of farmers in the lurch.

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Sep 11, 2018

Making of a ‘green' highway
Nearly 70 per cent of the land required for the expressway is fertile farmland.

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Sep 11, 2018

Mountain of a task
With thousands of flood refugees finding it hard to return to their homes in view of waterlogging, lack of sanitation and clean drinking water and the outbreak of diseases, Kerala launches a funds mobilisation drive to begin the gargantuan task of rebuilding its infrastructure and economy.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 11, 2018

Caste equations
Vanniyars, a Most Backward Caste (MBC) group, and Dalit Parayars constitute about 80 per cent of the farming community in the districts of Kancheepura

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Sep 11, 2018

Growing discontent
IT was a unique display of strength, resilience and determination. On September 5, nearly one and a half lakh workers, including agricultural workers

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Sep 11, 2018

Prolonged violence
The local body elections in West Bengal saw violence and killings right from April, when the filing of nominations began. Bloody conflict has erupted

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Aug 29, 2018

Clean Ganga remains a dream
Four years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of the Namami Gange project, the river remais as dirty as ever.

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Aug 29, 2018

Vande Mataram: Text in Context
Vande Mataram has now emerged as the battle cry of militant Hindutva as the Sangh Parivar discards all veneer of a pluralistic ethos in the nation's cultural life.

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Aug 29, 2018

‘An attempt to create fear and terror'
Interview with Umar Khalid, JNU student.

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Aug 16, 2018

Millions in limbo
Fear and anxiety grip lakhs of people in Assam who have been left out of the final NRC draft. BY Suhrid Sankar Chattopadhyay

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Aug 16, 2018

‘Assam is for Indians'
Interview with Samujjal Bhattacharjya, chief adviser of AASU. BY Suhrid Sankar Chattopadhyay

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Aug 16, 2018

‘Citizenship eligibility is not family-based'
Interview with Prateek Hajela, State Coordinator of the National Register of Citizens in Assam. By Sushanta Talukdar

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Aug 16, 2018

Non-citizens and history
It is a shame that our contemporary public discourse on amending citizenship laws aims primarily at containing spatial mobility. bY Sanjib Baruah

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Aug 16, 2018

Assam's anxiety
The Naredra Modi government's religion-based approach casts a shadow over the process of updating the National Register of Citizens in Assam and the hopes of arriving at a solution to the vexed foreigners issue in accordance with the 1985 Assam Accord. by Sushanta Talukdar

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 31, 2018

Problematic report card
A DETAILED report brought out recently by the Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's Pratichi Institute, titled "Primary Education in West Bengal: The Scope for

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Jul 31, 2018

The judge's new robe
How the three judges on the Federal Court wrote to one another about the clothes they were going to wear in court and how their appearance would impact their authority. By Abhinav Chandrachud

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Jul 31, 2018

The wrongs in Kashmir
It is hard to imagine a more even-handed report than the "Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir" by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, which the Indian envoy to the U.N. cited dishonestly as "relying on unverified sources of information".

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Jul 31, 2018

Councils of contention
Following the All India Muslim Personal Law Board's plans to open more Darul Qazas in the country, community leaders try to keep the lid on misconstrued notions about them being parallel judicial centres.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 30, 2018

For awareness programmes, not laws
Interview with Pratik Sinha, co-founder of Alt News, a fact-checking website that busts fake news.

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Jul 18, 2018

Now, they can sit and serve
They can sit down during work, finally. A grave injustice, against which low-wage employees in Kerala's textile and jewellery shops have been protesti

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Jul 18, 2018

Killer message
The dangers of fake news become alarming as five nomads are lynched in Maharashtra after a doctored video of child lifters spreads fear and hate.

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Jul 17, 2018

Shotgun marriage
The coerced takeover of the publicly owned IDBI Bank by LIC, the country's largest insurer, will neither protect the interests of the beleaguered bank nor further the interests of the insurer or its policyholders.

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Jul 17, 2018

Police raj
Midnight knocks on doors and wee-hour arrests of those who raise voices of dissent have virtually become the order of the day in Tamil Nadu of late.

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Jul 17, 2018

Revisiting Aurangzeb
A careful reading of history shows that Aurangzeb was not a bigot, although he used religion to further his political ends, and that the interests of the Mughals and the Rajputs were, in fact, identical.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 17, 2018

Model move
The successful resettlement of tribal communities from a village in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve offers important lessons for other States.

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Jul 17, 2018

Politics of diet
Data from various surveys prove that India is anything but a vegetarian nation, but ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre there have been attempts to demonise meat-eating and to impose the vegetarian food habits of certain sections of Hindus on the rest of India.

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Jul 17, 2018

Faulty prescription
Citing grave misuse of oxytocin in milch animals, the Centre restricts the manufacture and retail sale of the drug used to prevent postpartum haemorrhage and excessive bleeding after childbirth.

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Jul 04, 2018

Hope springs eternal
In the group stage, some of the less-fancied teams make their mark with hard-fought victories or narrow defeats against some of the superpowers of the Great Game.

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Jul 04, 2018

Policy flip-flop
The shift in the Narendra Modi government's defence procurement policy pertaining to core and non-core sectors and the abrupt cancellation and subsequent restoration of supplies from MSME units cause uncertainty in ordnance factories' purchases.

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Jul 04, 2018

Bitter glut
The Rs.7,000-crore bailout package for the sugar sector comes as a relief to farmers, who are in genuine distress, but experts say such measures will not help in the long run.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2018

Waiting for a new home
In a rare situation, bureaucratic delays are hampering the relocation of willing communities from five tribal villages in the Kawal Tiger Reserve in northern Telangana.

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Jul 04, 2018

Striking fear
Cow vigilantes lynch one man and severely injure another in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh two days before Eid, giving rise to the suspicion that there is a plan to create fear psychosis in the Muslim community at festival time.

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Jul 04, 2018

Divisive legislation
As Assam erupts in protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the ruling BJP and the Sonowal government are seen to be using the smokescreen of the process of updating the NRC in a bid to camouflage their actual position on the Bill.

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Jul 04, 2018

Scaling up the fight
A report presented at the U.N. Human Rights Council signals Dalit women's resolve to end the silence surrounding caste-based violence and discrimination.

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Jul 04, 2018

Pranab's mission with a purpose
The former President of India consciously gave the RSS the respectability it has long coveted. The RSS, in return, removed his deceptive cloak and gave him a new opening.

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Jul 04, 2018

CITU reaches out to millennials
Riding on its new slogan, "To reach the unreached worker", the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has, for the first time, reached out to e-commerc

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Jul 03, 2018

Change for the worse?
Environmentalists in Kerala are up in arms against amendments to an Act that envisaged protection of paddy land and wetlands, but the LDF government claims that the changes only provide clarity to the Act and there has been no dilution of it. By R. Krishnakumar in Thiruvananthapuram

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Jul 03, 2018

Targeting symbols
The Taj Mahal faces a serious threat as the saffron brigade, in order to deflect attention from the failures of the BJP government, is out to annex or attack landmark achievements of the "Other". By ZIYA US SALAM

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Jul 03, 2018

A plastic ban
The Maharashtra government's ban on plastic may be well-intentioned but has been launched without adequate protocols, proper education of the public or assured availability of alternatives. By Lyla Bavadam

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Jun 20, 2018

After the outbreak
Kerala's health care system and social capital won the battle against Nipah, but it is important to review the lessons learnt in order to prepare for future invasions. It is also important that India develop a national policy on Nipah surveillance and management.

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Jun 20, 2018

Another brick in the wall
Protest mounts over TISS' decision to cancel the waiver of hostel and dining hall charges for S.C./S.T. and OBC students who are eligible for the Central government's Post-Matric Scholarship.

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Jun 20, 2018

Courting controversy
Former President Pranab Mukherjee's decision to address an RSS meeting in Nagpur continued to be a talking point long after the event.

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Jun 20, 2018

Festering wound
The attack on Dalit households at Kachanatham village in Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu on May 28 exposes the deep-running caste-Hindu intolerance of Dalit empowerment.

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Jun 20, 2018

Modi & dissent
The state has turned a libeller with intimidation as its weapon, inspiring mobs and using them as its tools. To what depths will Narendra Modi and Amit Shah not stoop in 2019 when the prize is the Prime Minister's job? By A.G. Noorani

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Jun 20, 2018

Targeting an activist
There is no end in sight to the cases against human rights activist and lawyer Teesta Setalvad who has rubbed the authorities the wrong way with her fight for the victims of the Gujarat pogrom.

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Jun 19, 2018

Stifling dissent
Five rights activists, four of them associated with the Elgaar Parishad held at Bhima-Koregaon on January 1, have been arrested for alleged links with naxalites. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM

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Jun 19, 2018

The Nipah riddle
The glaring difference between the Bangladesh and West Bengal outbreaks is certainly curious and should be of epidemiological interest. Is it a case of poor surveillance and monitoring or under-reporting, or both? By R. Ramachandran

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Jun 19, 2018

Halting abuse
The government's move to update an existing Act to ban indecent portrayal of women online is welcome given the rising incidence of harassment in recent years. By Divya Trivedi

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Jun 19, 2018

Stinging irony
SANDEEP GUPTA is a 26-year-old graduate in law from Benaras Hindu University. He belongs to the OBC-NC (Other Backward Caste-non creamy layer) sectio

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

fl22 cobrapost int anirudh
Interview with Aniruddha Bahal, founder of Cobrapost. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI

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Jun 05, 2018

Stinging facts
The controversy over e-payments company Paytm's alleged sharing of user data with the government raises larger concerns about digital data privacy. By DIVYA TRIVEDI

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Jun 05, 2018

Solutions for a hung legislature
The Constitution Drafting Committee dropped at the very last minute the Instruments of Instructions for the President and the Governors because it was "felt that the matter should be left entirely to convention". By A.G. NOORANI

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Jun 05, 2018

Award for Frontline writer
R. Ramachandran, former Associate Editor of Frontline, has won the Mumbai Press Club's RedInk Awards 2018 in the "Science & Innovation (Print)" category. His award-winning article, "An oxygen...

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Under the scanner
The Cobrapost sting operation, which reveals the nexus between big money and manufactured news, may have come in for criticism on its methods but raises important questions on the role of the media in a democracy. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI

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Jun 05, 2018

Closing in
The Karnataka SIT arrests four more persons for the Gauri Lankesh murder and makes tremendous progress in the case. By RAVI SHARMA

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Jun 05, 2018

Colonial hangover
The Central government ignores a nationwide strike by rural postal workers who are struggling to be recognised as full-time employees of the Postal Department in order to receive living wages at a time when they find their workload substantially increased to keep government schemes afloat. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI

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Jun 05, 2018

Of Dalit awakening, upper-caste jealousy
Interview with Martin Macwan, Dalit rights activist. By LYLA BAVADAM

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Jun 05, 2018

Loyalty test
A proposal from the Prime Minister's Office to reform the system of service/cadre allocation for the IAS and other Central government services could destroy the democratic structure of the country's bureaucracy. By PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI in New Delhi

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Jun 05, 2018

Hidden agenda?
The JNU Academic Council's hastily taken decision to introduce a course on "Islamic terrorism" draws a storm of protests. By ZIYA US SALAM

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Jun 05, 2018

Going through fire
The regularity with which fires break out in Rohingya settlement camps in India raises questions and makes life more stressful for an already beleaguered people. By DIVYA TRIVEDI

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Jun 05, 2018

Contentious rules
The RTI rules, 2017, are still to be notified and appear to have been put in cold storage over a few controversial proposals. By AKSHAY DESHMANE

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Jun 05, 2018

Unearthing Asurdanga
Recent excavations at Birbhum district in West Bengal have led to the discovery of an artisans' village, dating back 3,500 years, notable for its high level of craftsmanship. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY

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Jun 05, 2018

Expendable lives
The recent case of the murder of a Dalit man by upper-caste people yet again shreds the myth of a socially progressive Gujarat. By LYLA BAVADAM

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Jun 05, 2018

Recent cases of violence against Dalits
IN July 2016, in Una town of Junagadh district, two young Dalits who were skinning the carcasses of cows that they had been asked to collect were accused of killing the cows and beaten brutally. T...

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Jun 05, 2018

Managing Nipah
Early detection of the virus and prompt action by the government contain the deadly outbreak in Kerala, but health officials stress the need for research and sound infection control policies to handle future emergencies. By R. KRISHNAKUMAR in Thiruvananthapuram

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May 23, 2018

Outburst of bigotry
Hindutva forces strike again, this time with an attack on Aligarh Muslim University for having a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the students' union hall. By ZIYA US SALAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 22, 2018

'I would do the same today to save children'
Interview with Dr Kafeel Khan, former nodal officer for the Department of Paediatrics, BRD Hospital, Gorakhpur. By ZIYA US SALAM

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May 22, 2018

A crop revolution
The women-led climate-resilient farming model created by Swayam Shikshan Prayog in drought-hit Marathwada has yielded encouraging results and is worthy of emulation across the country. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM

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May 22, 2018

Jaundiced perspective
Interview with Prof. Irfan Habib, historian. By Ziya Us Salam

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May 22, 2018

Heritage on auction
The Red Fort in Delhi recently became the site of a different battle when it was "adopted" as part of a government scheme to privatise the maintenance of historical monuments in the country. By DIVYA TRIVEDI

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May 22, 2018

Farce of impeachment
The institution of impeachment of judges is obsolete. The time has come for a non-partisan attempt at reform. The proposed law should provide for both punishment by removal and censure for lesser lapses. By A.G. NOORANI

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